Greetings on the eve of my trip to the Mountain Time Zone! I start (still in the Pacific time zone) with a house concert in Las Vegas on Saturday, and then I’m off to Utah, Idaho, and Montana for six performances in eight days, interspersed with awesome sightseeing and spiritual refreshment.
On June 21, I will play in two bands at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley: acoustic with the Sycamore Slough String Band, and electric with Dogpatch Junction.
July takes me east twice: Buffalo and Nelson Ledges over the July 4 weekend, and then a longer trip later in the month that will include three festivals, several house concerts, and “Dark Star High School,” a midweek retreat at the Full Moon Resort in New York with the Dark Star Orchestra, Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, and Betty Cantor-Jackson.
I’m still working on a few more things for late July, possibly including gigs in western New Jersey, Connecticut, and/or Long Island. Check dgans.com/gigs.html for updates.
And before we get to the complete list of gigs as it stands today, please check out this interview I did, joined by the Rumpke Mountain Boys, right after our thrilling set at the Dark Star Jubilee on May 27: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmaFkimYckE
The schedule as it stands today:
Saturday, June 8: House concert in Las Vegas NV. Potluck dinner at 6:30, music at 7:30. Email me for info/reservations.
Sunday, June 9, 6pm: Boulder Mesa Cafe, Boulder UT
Monday, June 10, 7pm: Robber’s Roost Book Store, Torrey UT
Wednesday, June 12: House concert in Salt Lake City. Email email@example.com for info/reservations.
Friday, June 14, 7pm: Alpine Wines Bistro, 15 S Main St, Driggs ID
Saturday, June 15: Live from the Divide! Peach Street Studios, 627 E. Peach Street, Bozeman MT
Sunday, June 16: House Concert at “Club Meg,” Missoula MT. Email me for info.
Monday, June 17: Symes Hot Springs, 209 Wall Street, Hot Springs MT
Friday, June 21, 8pm: Sycamore Slough String Band and Dogpatch Junction at the Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley CA. DG will play with both bands.
Thursday July 4: House concert near Buffalo NY. Email me for info and reservations
Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6: Grateful Fest, at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Nelson/Garrettsville OH
Sunday, July 14, 9 am to 1 pm: Marin Farmers’ Market at the Marin Civic Center, San Rafael CA. Free! Great local produce, etc.
Saturday, July 20: House concert in Staten Island NY. Email me for info
Sunday, July 21, 1pm: The Folk Project presents a house concert in Rockaway, New Jersey. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info/reservation. Suggested donation $15. More info here.
Wednesday, July 24: House concert at Neverdun Farm, Kennebunkport ME.
July 25-28: Gathering of the Vibes at Seaside Park, Bridgeport CT
Friday, August 2: Fletch Fest, Westernville NY
August 3-4: A Bear’s Picnic, Pennsylvania
August 5-9: “DSO High School” at the Full Moon Resort, Big Indian NY. Dark Star Orchestra, Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, Betty Cantor-Jackson, David Gans. Music, conversation, storytelling, and more!
Sunday, August 11: Sycamore Slough String Band at the Beloved Festival, Tidewater Falls OR
Thursday, August 15: Berkeley CA (details TBA)
Sunday, August 18: Oakland CA (details TBA)
September 7-8: Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival, Harrodsburg KY
Tuesday, September 10 (tentative): Rumpke Mountain Boys and DG at Stanley’s Pub, Cincinnati OH
Friday, September 13: Solo and with the Rumpke Mountain Boys at Pink Moon Festival
Saturday, September 14 (very late at night!): With the Rumpke Mountain Boys at The Werk Out, at Legend Valley in Thornville OH
My performance schedule is posted at dgans.com/gigs.html – new gigs are being added all the time.
As always, I’m in the market for house concert opportunities. If you see an open spot on my schedule in your general vicinity, let’s try to make something happen! And remember: word of mouth is a gigantic part of musicians’ promotion and publicity these days, so if you like my music, please spread the word about my gigs and recordings.
My recordings are available at http://www.dgans.com/discography/
Great thanks to Jim Dunlop for providing me with first-rate strings for all my guitars! http://www.jimdunlop.com/
Thanks also to Rick Turner for creating the amazing guitar I play on tour, the Renaissance RS-6. http://www.renaissanceguitars.com
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SYCAMORE SLOUGH STRING BAND:
Sycamore Slough String Band is an acoustic quartet focusing on the music of the Grateful Dead, with other fine songs popping up occasionally as well. With me are mandolinist/guitarist David Thom and bassist Roger Sideman. We held our first rehearsals at Megasonic Studio in Oakland in January, confident that magic would be made, and we did indeed wind up with releasable music. “First Rehearsals” is available in FLAC, MP3, and CD on demand from festivalink.net – http://flink.livedownloads.com/show.asp?show=7293 and in audiophile (96/24) from HDTracks – https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=HD063944412117
Here are two videos from First Rehearsals:
New Speedway Boogie
DAVID GANS AND ERIC RAWLINS:
I’m also hawking Desert Wind, Rollin’ River, a studio recording of Americana type songs (including several originals) with my dear friend Eric Rawlins. We’ve been singing together, mostly at private gatherings, for more than 20 years. The recording was done in my living room by the great Stephen Barncard, who recorded American Beauty and David Crosby’s If I Could Only Remember My Name…) It’s available in FLAC, MP3, and CD on demand from Festivalink
And in audiophile (96/24) from HDTracks
More info on these and other releases at http://www.dgans.com/discography/